Saturday, January 23, 2010

Your Colorado Honeymoon and Romantic Getaway at Pikes Peak

At 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast we believe in Victorian romance with all the modern day amenities.  We are a Queen Ann Victorian built in 1892 with a fabulous wrap around porch to sip your lemonade or favorite beverage and slowly rock the time away if you wish.   Colorado vactions provides the perfect romantic getaway or honeymoon for any time of year.  Best of all is Manitou Springs at the base of  Pikes Peak, where you can enjoy numerous activities like horseback riding, hiking, biking and attractions.  Majestic mountain ranges and availability of comfy Bed and breakfasts and cabins make Colorado a romantic getaway location. Selecting to spend your honeymoon in Colorado affords a couple the romantic destination that also has a selection of exciting activities available.

Our romantic suites have Jacuzzi tubs for two, fireplaces and sitting areas for you to relax, rejuvenate, and exhilarate your senses.
Contact us for more information about a romantic stay or honeymoon.  We offer extra packages to ensure your romantic weekend or holiday is an experience that you will not forget.  Consider an in suite couples massage, chocolate covered strawberries, or a cheese and cracker basket.  Let us know how we can make your time together special.
Visit our website, we offer a real time reservation system to show our availability or contact us at 800-905-5337 for your personal reservation.   We can't wait to see you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Mumbo Gumbo Cookoff and Carnivale Parade in Manitou Springs

February 13th bring another outstanding and colorful event the Mumbo Gumbo Cook-off and the Carnivale Parade.  First....Manitou Springs brings it's Fabulous Chefs together to compete with their secret recipes! Everyone can participate.  Gumbo begins cooking at 8:00 Soda Springs Park.  Public tasting will follow the judging (10:45 am) 2 tastings for a dollar! There is no entry fee for contestants and winners will receive cash prizes and trophies. Competition is limited to 18 entries and; pre-registration is required. Contestant entry applications are due to the Manitou Chamber by 5 pm on Friday, February 5th. Immediately following the Mumbo Gumbo Cook-off is the Colorful Carnivale Parade is in Downtown.  Come visit and stay with us at just 2 blocks from downtown!  Combine this fun event with your romantic Valentine's Day weekend!

Visit the King and Queen of our Mardi Gras event and all of the colorful costumes. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fruit Cakes Flying in Manitou Springs Colorado

Fruitcakes are a Fly'n Again In Manitou Springs!

The 15th annual Great Fruitcake Toss returns to Manitou Springs and The High School Track - Saturday, January 9, 2010. The event is held the High School Track where Fruitcakes can fly, fly, fly!   Visit the Fruit Cake Man!
Registration begins at 9:30 am and the Competitions begin at 10 am.
1. Participants should bring their own fruitcakes. Fruitcakes must contain glaceed fruits, nuts and flour. They cannot contain anything inedible. Fruitcakes will not be “taste tested”. Fruitcakes must be visible to the inspectors, no duct tape, foil, etc. All Fruitcakes will be examined by the “Fruitcake Toss Tech Inspectors.”
2. A limited number of fruitcakes will be available to rent for $1.00 if you were not fortunate enough to receive one of your own or if you were unable to find the time or recipe to bake one.
3. For the distance competitions there will be two weight classes:
Standard 2 pound only
Heavy Weight 4 pound only

There are categories to win -with your flying fruitcake:

The Fruitcake Launch - no motors, engines, gasoline, diesel, etc.) The maximum length of the hurling device will be 10 feet.

Pneumatics or air powered devices will be a separate competition.

Kids Toss - 3 age groups (3-5, 6-9, 10-12)
One Girl & One Boy winner in each age group. No weight classes for Fruitcake in Kids Toss.

The Fruitcake Toss - One person physically throwing a 1 pound fruitcake

Standard & Heavy Weight Division for distance - You must use a 2 pound fruitcake for the standard weight distance competition and a 4 pound fruitcake for the Heavy Weight distance competition.

Accuracy with Targets - Targets will be placed out in the park at distances of 75 feet, 125 feet and 175 feet at varying angles.

Come join in the fun and stay with us at 1892 Victoria's Keep Bed & Breakfast at the base of Pikes Peak Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the morning and enjoy the crisp January weather.  Make sure you dress warm!